Grinnell, Claudia, Ph.D.

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English
Director of The Write Place

College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
English
George T Walker Hall 3-122
(318) 342-1512
grinnell@ulm.edu
Media Topics: 

Poetry: role of poetry in the world; how to meaningfully integrate poetry in the classroom

Writing in schools: how to make writing a student-centered task that is shared across the disciplines; how to make students write more, how to grade less and more effectively; how to find engaging topics

Writing in professions: how to become effective communicators

Instructional technology

Issues in web 2.0/social media

Speaker Topics: 

Poetry (both reading my own poetry as well as speaking about the role of poetry in the world or how to integrate poetry in the classroom in a meaningful way).
Writing in the Schools--how to go about making writing a student-centered task that is shared across the disciplines. How to make students write more, how to grade less but more effectively. How to find engaging topics (for students).
Writing in the Professions--how to help workers who are weaker writers become more effective communicators. All aspects of communication from email to job interviews could be covered, depending on the need of a particular organization.
Privacy Issues in the Digital Age.
Navigating social networks such as MySpace, FaceBook, and eBay.